Paraglider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 2808 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
03.07.2016 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP
Grand Bornand
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot underestimated strength of valley wind and left turn in to final approach too late. Pilot collided with house roof.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
:
Feet, Legs

30.06.2016 Female

Age:
66

Rating:
CP
Mont Chouve
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had asymmetric collapse on inflating glider. Pilot was then pulled sideways before tripping and landing on a rock.

Seriously Injured:
Thorax

30.06.2016 Female

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Mont Chouvé
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Not known

Launch Type:
Foot
An eyewitness reported the pilot experienced an asymmetric deflation during the take off run, in light thermic conditions. The pilot was seen to fall sideways onto a rock and sustained an injury.

Seriously Injured
27.06.2016 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot Power
Colleymore Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Hadron XX

Engine:
Macfly
250

Launch Type:
Powered
Whilst making a powered paraglider flight in a competition, the pilot inadvertently stalled the wing when applying power during a low level pass, causing the pilot to impact on his back, sustaining damage to the power unit.

Unhurt
20.06.2016 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr Tydfil
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Swing
Savage

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made poor approach and was forced to take avoiding action to miss obstacles, resulting in a downwind landing in bracken.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.06.2016 Male

Age:
42
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider at low level and impacted heavily sustaining fatal injuries.

Fatal
17.06.2016 Male

Age:
56
Montellano
Spain

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
Bolero 5

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not run fast enough and jumped into harness seat on launch. Glider overflew and student swung into small bush causing the student to swing round into the slope.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

08.06.2016 Female

Age:
30
Limerstone
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Cruiser

Launch Type:
Foot
Student made slightly heavier than usual landing and sprained ankle slightly.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

08.06.2016 Male

Rating:
Pilot
Darley Moor
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Magnum

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow
During a dual paraglider tow launch, the passenger stumbled, causing knee injury to the pilot whilst attempting to support the passenger's weight. The launch was aborted, with no injury to the passenger.

Pilot
Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
Unhurt
05.06.2016 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Craigellachie
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Ion 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off from knee deep heather in strong conditions. Pilot entered thermal and glider immediately entered spin. Pilot struck rock face at speed. Inspection showed speedbar line had been wrapped around vario prior to take-off.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 25 July 2021

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